Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood even after an undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress exposed the organization's sales of fetal tissue from partial birth abortions for medical research.

House Democrats dismissed the video that showed a doctor from the organization describing how they saved certain organs including the liver, lungs, and heart after the abortion, The Hill reported Wednesday.

"It's got a Benghazi feel to it, for me," said California Rep. Scott Peters.

"They’ve been attacking Planned Parenthood for years. They’ve been calling for investigations for years,” said his fellow Californian Rep. Barbara Lee.

“Planned Parenthood is actually allowed, is my understanding, for scientific research, to use fetal tissue, and that is not illegal,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D- Colo.), the co-chairwoman of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, also expressed her support for Planned Parenthood but less enthusiastically than others.

“Planned Parenthood has spoken clearly on the specific circumstances surrounding this video, and I will let their experts explain for themselves. Circumstances of this video aside, people need to understand the important research that specific tissue types contribute to,” she wrote in a statement to The Hill.

The abortion provider stated that the video did feature its top medical officer but said the clip was heavily edited and "grossly mischaracterizes" the organization's practice of donating fetal tissue for research.

Republicans responded in less than 24 hours by opening a pair of congressional investigations.

Dozens of Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), as well as several presidential candidates like Carly Fiorina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), condemned Planned Parenthood's alleged practices.

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) bucked his party and stated that he supports the GOP investigations.

“I’m hopeful that some of the pro-choice Democrats also come out in support of the investigation to find out what’s going on at these clinics. I think everyone should be concerned about it, no matter what your position is on abortion,” Lipinski told The Hill.

Since its release on Tuesday, the video has gone viral, garnering over 2 million views online.